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October 2020

Etheree for Milford’s Pond #Tanka Tuesday # PhotoPrompt

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 199 #PHOTO PROMPT

one
splitting
into two
at water’s edge
autumn’s reflection
bleeds into the water
stirring distant memories
blending them gently together
transcending a multitude of years
anchored only by a pair of white swans

Precipice

Image credit; Adrien King @ Unsplash

Time trickles slowly
through my fingers.
The stars in their eternal orbits
shifting with the seasons.
My mind stretched
between the past and the future.
I want to move forward
without loosing all
that I’ve held precious,
without letting go
of old dreams, or you.
And so, I stand at the precipice
drowning in the weight
of what was or could have been.
Teetering back and forth
trying to let go,
trying to reach the stars ✨
to ignite new hopes.
I just need one little push.

What do you see # 51 – 12 October’20

Caught by the Call

Carpe Diem Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary October 2020: #1835 caught by the call (Hando)

We were to create a poem in the sense and spirit of this poem by Hando

caught by the call
of the flowers and mountain, I forget
how steep the path is

© Hando

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compelled by the moon
we walk creating warmth
your hand in my hand

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kitten pouncing
at the candlelight shadows
we forget the storm

Sunflowers

Carpe Diem Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary October 2020: Carpe Diem #1834 sunflowers

afternoon feasting
prize sunflowers disappear
with the fading light

Images are some of this past year’s work. The birds sold almost as soon as my sister hung it in her shop.

Butterfly

Carpe Diem #1833 butterfly

butterfly hatching
my daughter’s eyes
tell a story 

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tattered wings
sail into autumn skies
were you kept too long

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my grandson squeals
hanging on an orange lily
hatching butterfly 

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over the years
butterfly fascination
stirring hopes and dreams
every hatching imbued
secrets and memories

Narcissus

Carpe Diem Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary October 2020: Carpe Diem #1832 Narcissus (Daffodils)

knee deep in snow
arriving too early
spring daffodil

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spring’s first joy
daffodils and bluebells
dotting the hillside

Dolphins

Carpe Diem Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary, October 2020: Carpe Diem #1831 Dolphins

morning sun
swimming pod glistens
heavenly sight

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evening tide
dolphins brining luck
to fishermen’s nets

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Delphinus leaps high
lighting the northern sky
this late summer night
Arion the grateful poet
soothes the sky with his lyre

Rainy Days

Carpe Diem Time Challenge #4 rainy days

rain soaked days
roses and sunflowers bow
puddles of tears

rainy days
naked trees reflected
in autumn souls

rainy autumn
bright colors bleeding
into pools of black

Storm

Carpe Diem Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary October 2020: Carpe Diem 1830 Storm

“The Essence of the Way is Detachment”

painted skies
alone this autumn evening
wind child heart

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